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School of Computer Science

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31 January 2011


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News from Head of School

Turing lecture: Call for questions

On Tuesday Feb 8th we will be welcoming Professor Donald Knuth to the University to deliver the annual Manchester Turing Lecture. This year's lecture will take the form of a question and answer session, facilitated by Howard Barringer. We would like to source as many questions as possible ahead of the event (in case the audience is a little slow to warm up on the night). We would therefore like to invite staff and students to submit questions, on any topic they would like to ask of Don.Please send all questions to Jez Lloyd by Thursday Feb 3rd.

Bernard Strutt

School Plan discussion

Following on from the request for comments on the draft school plan circulated in the 17th January Newsletter, I will be happy to discuss any aspect of this at the School Board on 2nd February.  Location:



President and Vice-Chancellorís visit††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1 Feb 11

There will be an open staff meeting from 14:50 in Atlas 1 for the President and Vice-Chancellorís visit.This will include an opening address (c. 5 minutes) from the President which will then be opened up into a general question and answer session (c. 35 minutes).

School Board meeting††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2 Feb 11

15:30, IT building room 407

PGT report and CPD report

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Online Query Processing and Data Analytics on Sensor Data with AnduIN††

9 Feb 11

Prof Kai-Uwe Sattler. Technische Universitat Ilmenau

14:15, Kilburn 1.4.

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eLearning Technologies symposium††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13 April

A symposium on the benefits of eLearning Technologies in Engineering, Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Invitation for presentations

On Wednesday 13th April 2011, The University of Manchester, in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy Subject Centres in Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics, is holding a symposium that focuses on the benefits of eLearning technologies in teaching and learning.

Lecturers and Learning Technologists from the North of England and Scotland will come together to share their knowledge on how we are using online technologies in the field of teaching and learning.

The programme will also include a conversation on sustainability strategies of ICT, how we can manage costs effectively and minimise negative environmental impact of eLearning Technologies within Universities.

More information


Research Awards


Funding Body: EC
PI: Rupert Ford Funding Body: NERC
PI: Andy Brass
Award Amount: £216022


Funding Body: EC
PI: Carole Goble
Award Amount: £499386


Funding Body: EC
PI: Rupert Ford
Award Amount: £336506


Funding Body: EC
PI: Sophia Ananiadou
Award Amount: £309860